Delhi, the capital of India, is the house of shoppers. Most tourists come to Delhi for shopping some of them are in search of inexpensive fashionable clothes and others in search of affordable ethnic- wedding wear. Here is a quick guide to the top 15 markets in Delhi you must visit.
It is one among the foremost famous markets in Delhi. It is known for its cheap designer and affordable clothing products. Basically the clothes are the ones which have been rejected from export, either because of surplus quantity or small manufacturing defects. You may get here clothes ranging from 50rs to 5000rs.
It is yet another market famous all over the country for its wedding wear clothing range. Here you would get high quality duplicates of your favorite designer lehnga and ethnic wear. Chandni Chowk is as old as hundreds of years. It is also the house of the famous paranthe wali gali which has over 100 varieties of paranthas.
This is one of the best bargaining market in Delhi. Here you would get products in wholesale and not in small quantities. Here you would get all the varieties of things like Clothes, bags, shoes, jewelry, books and handicrafts.
It is a traditional weekly market called a haat. It has a lot of thatched roof cottages under which people sell handicrafts from all over India. It is basically a market which supports the made in India moment. Here you would get great ambience as the market also showcases live traditional dance and musical performances.
This is another popular and lively market in Delhi. You will find a good range of products here. Bargaining is a lot more difficult here as the shopkeepers have a fixed price. You can take a lot of art pieces and home decor items from here at much lower prices than those that huge showrooms offer.
It is a small market in the shape of the alphabet ‘U’, established in 1951. The best thing about this market are its book store. It also has some excellent tailors and boutiques which would give you clothes as per your choice and design. Also you can find a lot of classic cafes and aesthetically beautiful spots to chill and take a break.
It is the house to a lot of antique shops. The items here are a lot more expensive than the usual ones as they sell unique and antique products, it generally attracts the Indian socialites. It mostly deals in Tea, silver jewelry, art, textiles, carpets, and antiques.
It as an extremely hectic market that provides an interesting glimpse into Indian culture. It is yet another old market in India and is filled with middle class Indian shoppers, all crowding around its roadside stalls and showrooms. Here you would get a good range of reasonably priced Indian kurti tops, blouses and suits. Be sure to bargain hard here to get the best prize for your item. The market also has Mehendiwalas, who can apply beautiful designs to your hands with astonishing speed.
It is the best market in Delhi to buy fabrics by the meter. It has more than 150 shops and stalls stocking everything like the plain cotton, rayon, nylon and silk brocades. The market is easy to reach too.
It is a historic market, which lines the passageway into the Red Fort, which used to house the most exclusive royal tailors in the 17th century. The arcade and shopfronts were recently restored to expose artwork hidden on the ceiling which gave the market a more authentic Mughal look.
It is a market dominated by shops that repair electronics item. It won’t cost you much here either because the market is renowned for unbranded parts and most of the other things are duplicate and never real. It’s a market, with discounted imported goods and no warranties.
Pottery items from all over India is available at Matka Market. The market is an amazing place to shop for festive decorations, especially during Diwali. The range of colorful clay diyas in different designs and shape and also pots is astonishing, with more than 100 different vendors. You may also get antique and beautiful lanterns here to decorate and light up your house.
It has a wide range of affordable readymade garments at Ajmal Khan Road and traditional jewelry at Silver Street. Karol Bagh is India’s famous and also the oldest markets for bridal shopping. Karol Bagh remains closed on Monday, andis open daily from 10 AM till 8 PM.
This is an underground air-conditioned market which is open from 10 AM till 7 PM and offers everything from clothing to electronics to perfumes and footwears. You must bargain and verify the authenticity of the items before you buy to get the best deal. Also, there is ample opportunity to get video games and gaming items like Xbox and Playstation at affordable prices. If you do not want to shop amidst the heat of Delhi, you must visit Palika Bazar for great deals.
The two sections of Greater Kailash offer an amazing market for buying trendy and designer bags, clutches, blouse, tops, kurta, palazzos, lehengas and salwar suits at great discount throughout the week except Tuesdays. You may also like to visit the stores dedicated to lifestyle goods, cosmetics, footwear, jewelry etc and after then visit any roadside food stalls, restaurants or nightclubs.